Foto Friday

Foto Friday

Foto Friday is a new feature on Get Busy Livin and will run regularly, you guessed it,  every Friday.  This will be my opportunity to display some of my photography, as well as a short story to go with the photograph.

As I begin to write the 2nd part of the Epic Road Trip 2011 recap, part of the story follows our travels through New Orleans and Mardis Gras, so I figured this photo would add a litlte foreshadowing.

In Part 1 of the recap, I mentioned that I was in California for a few days in order to finish up some work.  I took advantage of one of those evenings and made my way back to Disneyland for a few hours to snap some photos.  Armed with my new (and inexpensive) tripod, I wanted to take some long exposure shots and eventually play with HDR Imaging.

The quick trip to Disneyland yielded a good amount of quality photos, ones I always wanted to capture, but really couldn’t without a tripod.   This one in particular was a combination of 3 photos of the New Orleans Courtyard in New Orleans Square.  For many years, this was the extent of my exposure to Mardis Gras and New Orleans. The beads, the party, the decor.  The typically quiet little courtyard that acted as a photo backdrop for tourists who wandered in, but more times than not, sat completely empty, save the occasional cast member that would use the stairs to go to/from backstage.


Camera – Canon EOS Rebel XT | Lens – Tamron 11-17mm | Exposure –  F/18 – ISO 800

Justin Hamlin

Justin Hamlin is the founder of <a href="">Get Busy Livin'</a>, a blog founded on collaboration and story telling, dedicated to inspiring himself and others to get busy living their lives. He is a writer, photographer, computer nerd, story teller and world traveler. He calls New York home when him and his wife are not hunting down adventure, exploring the east coast or jet setting around the world. You can follow Justin on <a href="">Get Busy Livin'</a>, <a href="">Twitter</a> or <a href="">Facebook</a>.

  • Damn great shot!!! You take some awesome pics… I hope to get that good one day.

    • Thanks Jaime! You will have plenty of practice, that is for sure! Glad you liked it!

  • Great capture, I love HDR, very well done! I sense many more great photographs coming from your way…

    • This was honest to goodness my first night practicing shooting with HDR post-edit in mind. Glad to see they turned out good and definitely more to come!

      Thanks Peter!

  • awmigawd, justin! this pic makes me wanna get married again… and walk down that stairway in dark chocolate-colored wedding gown and a bouquet of hundred blooms in different colors!!! i really love the way you capture scenes… always inspiring!

    • Ruzanne – glad you liked it and thanks for dropping by! The best photos are the ones that can evoke emotion and connect with the person looking viewing the photo!

  • oscar

    wow! beautiful! I feel inspired! Thx, JH.

    • Glad you liked it Oscar! Thanks so much for reading the blog

  • Bryan

    Beautiful picture! I would love to it for a desktop wallpaper. I just got back to picking up my camera again this weekend.